Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2

by Samm Bennett
I woke up today to a shiny new email from Play-Asia saying that Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2 has shipped. For those unfamiliar, it's Japanese music game for the Nintendo DS that requires user input in the same beat of the music. This is the sequel to Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan, which was released in the US as Elite Beat Agents (EBA was of course modified for it's audience and used American pop music and "agents" instead of "male cheerleaders"). The gameplay is similar to Dance Dance Revolution or Guitar Hero, only modified to work for the DS.

The original (both the American and the Japanese version) was extremely fun, and I'm definitely looking forward to receiving this new edition.